LINGUIST List 15.1684

Tue Jun 1 2004

Books: Philosophy of Language: Thibault

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  1. ksayers, Brain, Mind and the Signifying Body: Thibault

Message 1: Brain, Mind and the Signifying Body: Thibault

Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 12:20:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: ksayers <>
Subject: Brain, Mind and the Signifying Body: Thibault

Title: Brain, Mind and the Signifying Body
Subtitle: An Ecosocial Semiotic Theory
Series Title: Open Linguistics Series

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Author: Paul J Thibault, University of Venice

Hardback: ISBN: 0826469655, Pages: 320, Price: U.K. � 80.00


Foreword by M. A. K. Halliday

This book engages with the current dialogue between the human and life
sciences to ask questions about the relationship between the physical,
biological aspects of a human being, and the sociocultural framework
in which a human being exists.

Paul J. Thibault argues that we need to understand both the semiotic,
discursive nature of meaning-making, and the physical context in which
this activity takes place. The two are inseparable, and hence the only
way we can understand our subjective experience of our environment and
our perceptions of our inner states of mind is by giving equal weight
to both frameworks. This 'ecosocial semiotic' theory engages with
linguistics, semiotics, activity theory, biology and psychology. In so
doing, the book produces a new way of looking at how a human being
makes sense of his or her environment, but also how this environment
shapes such meanings.

This cutting-edge study of linguistic theory by one of the world's
leading authors in the field of semiotics will be of interest to
academics and postgraduates researching applied linguistics and
advanced semiotics. In his foreword M. A. K. Halliday explains the
importance of Paul Thibault's work to linguistics.

Lingfield(s):	Philosophy of Language,
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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